R. Lee Ermey

Ermey aboard USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) in 2005
Ermey loading ammunition for the Bofors 40 mm gun aboard a Lockheed AC-130H "Spectre" Gunship in 2006
R. Lee Ermey during the United States Marine Corps birthday ball, November 2006

American actor and Marine drill instructor.

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Ermey aboard USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) in 2005

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Gunnery sergeant

Seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, above staff sergeant and below master sergeant and first sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO).

Seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, above staff sergeant and below master sergeant and first sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO).

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R. Lee Ermey (honorary post-service promotion)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 film)

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Actress Erica Leerhsen at the film's premiere, October 15, 2003

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 American slasher film directed by Marcus Nispel, written by Scott Kosar, and starring Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, and R. Lee Ermey.

Outdoor Channel

American pay television channel focused on the outdoors, offering programming that includes hunting, fishing, Western lifestyle, off-road motorsports and adventure.

American pay television channel focused on the outdoors, offering programming that includes hunting, fishing, Western lifestyle, off-road motorsports and adventure.

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Full Metal Jacket

1987 war drama film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford.

1987 war drama film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford.

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Helmet prop from the film
R. Lee Ermey (pictured) was praised by several critics for his performance as Hartman, leading him to win the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The film is based on Hasford's 1979 novel The Short-Timers and stars Matthew Modine, Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin.

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Mississippi Burning

1988 American historical crime thriller film directed by Alan Parker that is loosely based on the 1964 murder investigation of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in Mississippi.

1988 American historical crime thriller film directed by Alan Parker that is loosely based on the 1964 murder investigation of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in Mississippi.

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Missing persons poster created by the FBI in 1964, showing the photographs of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner.
The burning of a cross, similar to scenes depicted in the film.
Frances McDormand received widespread acclaim for her performance as Mrs. Pell, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

R. Lee Ermey as Mayor Tilman

From left to right: Otto, Reggie, Sam, Twister

Rocket Power

American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó, the creators of Rugrats.

American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó, the creators of Rugrats.

From left to right: Otto, Reggie, Sam, Twister

R. Lee Ermey as Major Madison

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Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

8095 acre military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 mi south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation.

8095 acre military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 mi south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation.

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The famous yellow footprints outside of the Receiving Building, where prospective Marines receive their first taste of military life
Marine recruits learning basic marksmanship on the Chosin Range
A senior drill instructor inspects his platoon shortly before lights out.
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Parris Island is depicted most famously in Stanley Kubrick's movie Full Metal Jacket (1987), featuring R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, a memorable drill instructor ("DI"). Ermey was formerly a Marine DI at San Diego and served as technical consultant on building the film set.

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Toy Story 2

1999 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

1999 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

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Animator Chuck Jones wrote a letter to Lasseter after seeing the film, heavily praising it.

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf reprise their roles from the first film and are joined by Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Estelle Harris, Wayne Knight, and Jodi Benson, who play the new characters introduced in this film.

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Toy Story

1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

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The El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, where Toy Storys premiere took place on November 19, 1995.
Lasseter with the Special Achievement Oscar

The film features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, and Erik von Detten.

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Toy Story 3

2010 American computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

2010 American computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

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Kristen Schaal and Jeff Garlin, who attended the Toy Story 3 panel at the 2010 WonderCon, joined the cast as Trixie and Buttercup, respectively.
Promotional art for Circle 7's Toy Story 3 at Siggraph 2005, displaying the storyline of the recalled Buzz Lightyears.
Lee Unkrich, pictured at the Toy Story 3 panel at WonderCon in April 2010, was the full-time director for the film.
Toy Story 3 had its United States premiere at El Capitan Theatre, which also hosted a Toy Story marathon showing all three films together for the first time.
Joan Cusack, who voiced Jessie in the film, signing Toy Story 3 merchandise.
Quentin Tarantino placed the film at the top position in his list of favorite films of 2010.

In the film's ensemble voice cast, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, Jodi Benson, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf and R. Lee Ermey (in his final voice role as Sarge before his death on April 15, 2018), reprise their roles from previous films.